Water To The Angels

Author: Les Standiford
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062251449
Size: 58.24 MB
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The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created—William Mulholland’s Los Angeles aqueduct—a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man who's vision shaped ...


Author: Jon Wilkman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 162040916X
Size: 40.35 MB
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Driven by eyewitness accounts and combining urban history with a life-and-death drama and a technological detective story, Floodpath grippingly reanimates the reality behind L.A. noir fictions such as the classic film Chinatown.

Water And Power

Author: William L. Kahrl
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520907416
Size: 64.31 MB
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It is not the purpose of this work to propose a specific format for the settlement of the city's current difficulties with the valley, to resolve the environmental questions associated with Los Angeles's proposed groundwater pumping program ...

St Francis Dam Disaster

Author: John Nichols
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 143963033X
Size: 59.85 MB
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Minutes before midnight on the evening of March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam collapsed.


Author: Marc Weingarten
Publisher: Vireo Book, A
ISBN: 9781942600022
Size: 78.62 MB
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Thirsty is the gripping tale of Los Angeles’ epic battles for water, the larger-than-life characters that shaped a city’s destiny, and the man-made tragedy that killed 400 and forever changed the way water would be harnessed and ...

Chronicles Of Old Los Angeles

Author: James Roman
Publisher: Museyon
ISBN: 1938450760
Size: 51.16 MB
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From the city's early days marked by missionaries, robber barons, orange groves, and oil wells to the invention of the movie camera, Chronicles of Old Los Angeles explains how the Wild West became the Left Coast, and how Alta California ...

Western Times And Water Wars

Author: John Walton
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520914537
Size: 29.76 MB
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Western Times and Water Wars chronicles more than a hundred years of tumultuous events in the history of California's Owens Valley.

L A Noir

Author: John Buntin
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409154165
Size: 37.59 MB
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The Mob had to contend with downtown business (the Chandlers, of LA Times fame), City Hall, and above all the LAPD - and the story is gripping.